Man jumps from train trestle south of Cleveland

Cleveland Fire Department rescued a man Monday afternoon around 4:20 p.m. who jumped from a train trestle bridge at the East Fork of the San Jacinto River.

Cleveland Fire Chief Sean Anderson said the man was walking along the trestle bridge when he heard a train approaching and had to make a difficult decision.

“He chose the lesser of two evils by jumping off the bridge to avoid being hit by the train,” the fire chief said.

Firefighters used four-wheel drive vehicles to access the treacherous terrain and rescue the man. He was taken to a local hospital for examination.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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